An insight to the addicting world of beekeeping

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Swarm of bees

Honey bee swarming is a regular part of life for honey bees. Swarming is when the queen bee takes off with half of the hives’ population to go live somewhere else. The bees that swarmed leave behind the other half… Continue Reading…

Honey

Honey

I’ve been a beekeeper for several years now and the two main questions I get are: “do you ever get stung?” And “how do you get the honey out?” So I am going to explain how to extract honey. Every… Continue Reading…

Reviews

Manual Honey Extractor

Product: BEEXTM Honey Extractor Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon Size: 31 x 21 x 21″ My Rating: 4.5/ 5 As you’re shopping through the grocery store, you stop to grab some honey from your shopping list. The honey in the… Continue Reading…

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Having been a beekeeper for a few years, I have taken advantage of the many natural benefits that honeybees have to offer. No, I’m not just talking about honey or even the wax they produce. This time, I’m referring to… Continue Reading…

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There will be times as a beekeeper when things will go wrong. Beekeeping is a huge learning curve and oftentimes you’re learning as you go. Sometimes you realized you have to replace an entire hive or hopefully, you find yourself… Continue Reading…

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Queen exluder, honeybees

In beekeeping there has to be some way to stop the queen bee from laying eggs in your honey! Otherwise, it’s quite disgusting. Can you imagine little egg parts in your delicious, sweet honey?    What is a queen excluder?… Continue Reading…

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For anyone who is interested in becoming a beekeeper or for anyone who is curious about bees, you may wonder just how someone gets an entire colony of bees into a hive box. There are a couple of ways of… Continue Reading…

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Honeybees.

Inside a hive, you have the queen who lays eggs and the drone who has only one task to mate–if he’s lucky. The worker bee on the other hand does so much more than most people think. They are so… Continue Reading…

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Honeybees on a frame.

Beekeeping has become such a rewarding hobby but, just like everything else in life, it has its ups and downs. This hobby started as a subject that perked my interest one day while watching TV. Someone had been a beekeeper… Continue Reading…

Usually this time of year I get the typical question “What do honeybees do in the winter?” from people who found out that I’m a beekeeper. Most people assume they all die off. Honeybees in the winter do quite the… Continue Reading…

How Varroa Mites Can Destroy Bees